There was pandemonium at Kaduna International Airport as bandits and soldiers exchanged gunfire around the airport on Saturday afternoon.
The incident, which happened around 12:30 pm, according to sources, led to the temporary shutdown of the Airport.
An AZMAN aircraft scheduled for Lagos was about to take off when the incident happened.
There are reports that a staff member of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) was killed, but some sources described this as untrue.
Details of the incident were sketchy at the time of this report.
A source, who works at the airport, said no aircraft was attacked. According to him, the aircraft which was about to leave could not do so due to the presence of the bandits close to the airport.